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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1997
Presents brief annotations of 28 highly recommended children's picture books. (SR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Picture Books, Reading Material Selection
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1997
Provides brief descriptions of 27 children's books that teachers may use in approaching literary study and organizing literature units. Groups the books around literary elements, structures, devices, and genres. (SR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Literary Devices, Literary Genres
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1996
Presents brief annotations of 19 children's picture books and 9 chapter books considered by the authors to be too wonderful to miss. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1995
Presents brief annotations of 14 children's books that take readers beyond their own boundaries to explore other times and other places. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1995
Highlights 27 books that invite children to write. Organizes them into four types: the predictable story, stories that reflect significant childhood experiences, stories with novel structure or content, and open-ended stories. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1994
Offers brief descriptions of 24 informational books for children which educate, entertain, and explore the world from a number of different perspectives. Groups books into three broad categories: the natural world around us; people and their endeavors; and other times/other places. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Fiction
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1995
Offers brief annotations of 23 children's books in which characters read, talk about their reading, or in which the act of reading is important to the story line. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1994
Presents annotations of 26 picture books and chapter books that expose readers to a range of characters and a range of techniques used by authors to develop characters. (RS)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Characterization, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1992
Focuses on spinoffs and extensions of familiar literature like fairy tales and folk tales to show examples of extended language play. Reviews 25 books and lists 18 additional books in this category. (MG)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1991
Reviews 31 nonfiction tradebooks that have unusual content or clever formats used by the author or illustrator. (MG)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading, Elementary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1997
Presents brief annotations of 25 children's books that focus on heroes and heroines: ancient, traditional, and modern; real-life and fictional; and prominent and not prominent. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1993
Presents annotations of 26 picture books and chapter books in a number of different formats/genres that impart information but are not necessarily nonfiction. (RS)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Fiction
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1991
Reviews 24 children's books and divides them into 3 groups: picture books, story collections, and chapter books. (MG)
Descriptors: Anthologies, Book Reviews, Books, Childrens Literature
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1990
Highlights 34 children's tradebooks as a valuable instructional resource across the curriculum and particularly as a good aid to integrating content area instruction. Identifies four broad themes (growing things, the world around us, animal friends, and who we are, where we've been) and reviews books which reflect those themes. (MG)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading, Elementary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1990
Reviews 17 children's literature trade books which encourage the reader to revel in language via word play, riddles, word study, rhymes, charts, songs, and poetry. (SR)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Language Acquisition